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Let Go Now

Embracing Detachment

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A companion book to Codependence and the Power of Detachment, Let Go Now provides reminders and meditations to make detachment a regular practice. From one of the reigning queens of recovery, Karen Casey.

Not reacting to people or situations that provoke us is not an easy skill to develop. And skill it is. Just as you have to hit thousands of tennis balls to become a skilled tennis player or sit for long hours at a keyboard to become proficient at piano, you have to practice the art of detachment. We have to convince ourselves that not reacting doesn’t mean we don’t care. On the contrary, Casey shows us, we are freed to show genuine love and care only when we can detach from the kneejerk need to fix or solve or rescue. Even the idea that someone else can make us feel happy (or beautiful or angry or exasperated) is an illusion, says Casey. All our feelings come from within, and we get to choose how to respond to life. No one can give—or take—that from us. These facts are among the keys to our emotional well being.

This little book with its brief meditations, will help us practice letting go of the illusion that we can fix or control anyone or anything else, and focus on finding our own balance point. It gives us a lifeline when we find ourselves giving in to the temptation to rescue or enmesh.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 27, 2010 – Though the prolific Casey (Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow) admits that embracing detachment (to "bring together" separation) is a conundrum, she sees it as a way of life that must be followed in order to find true peace. A dysfunctional upbringing lead her to alcohol abuse and then AA, which helped her to understand her codependent behavior: she had "danced around others" and based her self-image around their approval. By practicing detachment, which she admits requires a commitment of patience and time, she experienced a major transformation. Too many of us, Casey believes, allow the behavior of others, whether good, bad, or indifferent, to control us. After a brief introduction, she presents 200 short, straightforward daily lessons, from "detachment from others is necessary to fully enjoy attachment to God" to "relinquishing the role of being someone else's Higher Power," illustrating the many forms that detachment can take in one's life, and the obvious foundation behind her self-help philosophy. Obviously inspired by the tenets of AA, and updated with an eye to the east, Casey's latest is an easy reference guide for those seeking recovery or peace.

Customer Reviews

Let Go Now: embracing detachment

Detachment on every level. Reacting and controlling others were my learned behaviors. Needless to say, I got into a lot of emotional pain trying to control others behavior so that I may feel better. It never worked. I just felt worst. This book is putting my on a different spiritual walk resulting in showing me where I am powerless and where I am powerful.

Not a story

More like daily passages, a journey not a story or ways to detach

Let Go Now
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  • $15.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Self-Improvement
  • Published: Aug 01, 2010
  • Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
  • Seller: Red Wheel Weiser, LLC
  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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